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Bob Raleigh (Bill Miller) - 7/09/66

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'On the Solid Gold Sound of a Weekend Spectacular....'

At least six different guys used the 'Bob Raleigh' house DJ name at WPGC. But none used it longer than Bill Miller who joined the station in 1966 from KOIL in Omaha for nights in the Nation's Capitol. He would eventually move into morning news in 1968 and became the station's Production Director, roles he would play through the Great Strike That Struck Out in May of 1977.

Heard on this aircheck shortly after he joined the station, listen for the time honored 'Make It Or Break It' feature, showcasing a then novelty newcomer from Napoleon XIV with 'They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha Ha' (tuneage which would eventually peak nationally at #3).

Contesting was an integral part of Top 40 of the '60's and WPGC was no exception to the rule. An endless slew of theatre of the mind type contests in which listeners would guess the outcome of pre-determined competitions (usually involving the Good Guys in one fashion or another) filled the airwaves over the years. At the time of this tape in the middle of Summer '66, the station was airing the seasonally appropriate 'Good Guy DJ Derby', a swimming themed race narrated by General Manager, Bob Howard (of 'Mr. Soundoff' fame).

Moments later, you'll hear a teaser promo featuring two unknown station air personalities for the next upcoming promotion of this type, the WPGC 'Good Guys Thorobred Sweepstakes', yet another variation of the same basic idea.

Jingles of the era were primarily from a package called 'Funtastic' by Spot Productions of Dallas (check out the 'Here's the Observatory Story' cut for the weather!). Several cuts from earlier PAMS packages are also evident in use.

Bill Miller was an avid baseball fan, particularly of the Washington Senators. A sports report covering scores around the league completes this tape.


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